The phenomenon of globalization has captured the popular imagination in
the last decade or so. This is reflected in numerous books published on this
topic from various academic disciplines and across philosophical discourses.
In discussing the various facets of globalization, almost all discourses consider
the role of business and/or multinational corporations to be very salient
in either enhancing this phenomenon or managing the process of globalization.
In 1978, I enrolled in a bachelor of commerce degree program at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Upon graduation, and with little business experience, I decided to pursue a master’s degree in business administration, specializing in information systems and statistics. I remember the asynchronous terminals, the computer cards, and getting very interested and curious about the Argyris theory. His theory, as discussed in Section 3.2, focuses on organizational and action learning.
This article outlines the basic parameters and current status of the Integrated Data for Event Analysis
(IDEA) project. IDEA provides a comprehensive events framework for the analysis of international
interactions by supplementing the event forms from all earlier projects with new event forms needed
to monitor contemporary trends in civil and interstate politics.
In this activity, you will evaluate a set of data requirements from the Ferguson
and Bardell, Inc. case study to determine areas where possible data integrity
issues might arise. You will then formulate a set of data integrity requirements
that must be followed by the development team for the Ferguson and Bardell,
Reflections on School Integration approaches a contentious and topical issue with level-headed insight based on solid, rigorous research. Delegates at a colloquium to define a research agenda for the future, reviewed the latest international and local research and practice in the field of desegregation and integration of schools, took stock of the status quo in research and practice, and identified new directions research should be taking. This publication features the papers of a range of colloquium contributors.
In this type-II demo, we introduce SIDE1 (the Summarization Integrated Development Environment), an infrastructure that facilitates construction of summaries tailored to the needs of the user. It aims to address the issue that there is no such thing as the perfect summary for all purposes. Rather, the quality of a summary is subjective, task dependent, and possibly specific to a user. The SIDE framework allows users flexibility in determining what they find more useful in a summary, both in terms of structure and content. ...
Chinese sentences are written with no special delimiters such as space to indicate word boundaries. Existing Chinese NLP systems therefore employ preprocessors to segment sentences into words. Contrary to the conventional wisdom of separating this issue from the task of sentence understanding, we propose an integrated model that performs word boundary identification in lockstep with sentence understanding. In this approach, there is no distinction between rules for word boundary identification and rules for sentence understanding. These two functions are combined. ...
Research objectives: To find scientific solutions for urban drainage issues and to improve river and pipe hydraulic coupling model for suitable urban application under specific conditions of strong tidal impact, heavy rainfall and rapid urbanization in Viet Nam.
On the basis of clarifying the general theoretical issues about market risk, methods of identifying, measuring and controlling market risk, the system of market risk management softwares at commercial banks; analyzing and evaluating the status quo of the market risk management in Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade; the thesis proposed solutions to improving market risk management ability at Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade in accordance with international practices.
In this chapter, students will be able to: Describe the role of the Federal Reserve of the United States, define macroeconomic stability as the Fed’s primary goal while noting that controlling inflation has typically been the way it measures its success, integrate an understanding of the tools of monetary policy with their application utilizing an aggregate supply-aggregate demand model, describe the recent history of monetary policy and the Federal Reserve’s role in the 2007-2009 recession.
The Mekong River is one of the few great, largely unregulated rivers of the world. Its Delta
is both agriculturally and aquatically highly productive and a major contributor to the
region’s food production and export earnings. Water and land issues of the Delta must be
considered as integral with those of the Mekong Basin as a whole. A majority of the Mekong
Basin’s 60 million, ethnically diverse peoples rely on the River’s aquatic resources and rice
production for their subsistence. For many, 40 to 60% of their protein intake is from fish
from the Mekong.
Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting (New Series) is
an annual publication designed to disseminate developments in the quantitative
analysis of finance and accounting. It is a forum for statistical and quantitative
analyses of issues in finance and accounting, as well as applications of
quantitative methods to problems in financial management, financial accounting
and business management. The objective is to promote interaction between
academic research in finance and accounting, applied research in the financial
community, and the accounting profession....
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investing, analyzing and holding initial negotiations
with an advertiser on complaints or questions from
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The rapidly increasing global population has dramatically increased the demands for
natural resources and has caused signiﬁcant changes in quantity and quality of natural
resources.To achieve sustainable resource management, it is essential to obtain insight-
ful guidance from emerging disciplines such as landscape ecology.This text addresses
the links between landscape ecology and natural resource management.These links are
discussed in the context of various landscape types,a diverse set of resources,and a wide
range ofmanagement issues.
This book covers the recent development and progress of the wind energy conversion system. The chapters are contributed by prominent researchers in the field of wind energy and cover grid integration issues, modern control theories applied in wind energy conversion system, and dynamic and transient stability studies.
I enjoyed reading this book for a number of reasons. One reason is that it addresses
high-speed analog design in the context of microwave issues. This is an advanced
level book, which should follow courses in basic circuits and transmission lines.
Most analog integrated circuit designers in the past worked on applications at a
low enough frequency that microwave issues did not arise. As a consequence, they
were adept at lumped parameter circuits and often not comfortable with circuits
where waves travel in space.
The concept of governance is not a new one but nowadays we hear words as corporate governance, organizational governance or good governance frequently. Actually corporate governance or, as defined in ISO FDIS 26000, organizational governance is the system by which an organization makes and implements decisions in pursuit of its objectives. Simply put “governance” means: the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented).
This book analyses the key issues of the offshore wind farm's energy transmission and grid integration infrastructure. But, for this purpose, there are not evaluated all the electric configurations. In the present book is deeply evaluated a representative case. This representative case is built starting from three generic characteristics of an offshore wind farm: the rated power, the distance to shore and the average wind speed of the location.
The three chapters of this report cover an assessment on the impacts of China ’s
accession to the WTO (World Trade Organization), an analysis on Free Trade Areas in
China, Japan and Korea, and an analysis on the perspectives and issues of Japanese and
Korean direct investment in China, with a focus on technology transfer. These three
areas represent the major issues related to the trend toward liberalized trade and
investment in Northeast Asia.
China’s rural financial system has changed dramatically over the last twenty five years, but rural
financial reforms were lagging behind changes in the real economy and required further economic
transition. As in other countries moving towards a market economy, the reform of banking systems
and the creation of efficient financial markets in China continues to be among the most difficult
reform issues. Poorly functioning official financial markets push rural population to rely on informal